Hollywood in Spring: A Night With Writing Masters

Hollywood in Spring: A Night With Writing Masters

Join acclaimed Hollywood writers Ken LaZebnik, Richard Kramer, and Peter Mehlman at The Hesby Writer’s Cafe in North Hollywood for a night of drinks, hors d’ouevres and survival tips for writers, moderated by comedienne Alyson Weaver. Location: The Hesby/TheHesbyLife.com – where neighborhood meets chic retreat Date/Time: Thurs, March 6, 7-9 pm Admission: Price: $8 general, $5 students Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hollywood-in-spring-a-night-with-writing-masters-drinks-food-and-laughs-tickets-10557109599   Event Topics include: * Breaking into writing for different mediums (TV, film, and books) * Trends in the Entertainment Industry * The Hollywood writer’s image: dressed for success …or failure?   Featuring… Ken LaZebnik is a playwright and screenwriter whose work ranges from collaborations with Garrison Keillor and Robert Altman to the popular CBS series Touched by An Angel. He’s also the author of Hollywood Digs, a new story collection about Hollywood’s lost luminaries. www.kenlazebnik.com Richard Kramer is an Emmy and multiple Peabody Award winning writer, director, and producer whose work includes Thirtysomething, My So-called Life, and Tales of Two Cities. His recently published novel, These Things Happen, is about a modern family set among Manhattan’s high-powered liberal elite and has been optioned for TV by HBO and Oprah’s HARPO films. www.richardkramer.com Peter Mehlman is an Emmy Award nominee and former Seinfeld writer and producer whose recent credits include the web series, The Narrow World of Sports, and the award-winning comedy short, BLANK. His comedic novel, It Won’t Always Be This Great, follows one Long Island podiatrist caught in a manhunt mid-life crisis in the crushing complacency of suburbia. www.pmehlman.com Moderated By… Alyson Weaver is a fixture in L.A.’s comedy scene, performing regularly at world-renowned venues including The Comedy...

Victoria Patterson recommends…

From P&W: Writers recommend “Always tucked in a pocket of my purse is a Moleskine journal. I try to write every day, no matter what, and I’ve pulled that Moleskine out while waiting for my kids—doctor’s appointments, soccer practices, piano lessons. In my Moleskine, I allow myself the freedom to write anything. No matter the inanity—it has my full permission to go down uncensored. I doodle. I make lists. I describe the waiting rooms, piano lessons, parents in the stands. And if I lose my Moleskine, my name and phone number are displayed, with a reward offered of one billion dollars.” —Victoria Patterson, author of This Vacant Paradise (Counterpoint, 2011)  ...